Sport­line adds 20-inch wheels, Al­can­tara and car­bon in­te­rior and a load of black de­tail­ing

New Zealand LCV - - TEST DRIVE -

The Sport­line drive is un­der­stand­ably very sim­i­lar to the ‘nor­mal’ Ko­diaq and that’s a very good thing. It’s not a huge amount bet­ter than the stan­dard model, but adds an­other tier to what is an al­ready su­perb pack­age, in the vein of Volk­wa­gen’s R-line or Audi’s S Line vis­ual up­grade mod­els.

Of course, like the VW and Audi range, the Ko­diaq is due for some­thing a lit­tle hot­ter, too, and the 176kw turbo diesel Ko­diaq RS has just been un­veiled, with Skoda New Zealand stat­ing it will ar­rive in early 2019, about the same time as a Karoq Sport­line. The Ko­diaq is as much about value as its prac­ti­cal­ity, and if the head (or bud­get) ruled the way, the front-drive 1.4-litre en­try level Am­bi­tion is a fan­tas­tic propo­si­tion, as is the ‘nor­mal’ Style. If bud­get stretches higher, the Sport­line is the best Ko­diaq in the sloth, and we’re just as im­pressed now with the Sport­line as we were with the reg­u­lar model in 2017.

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